BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Thurston County, WA, 12673-12674 [E7-4768]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 51 / Friday, March 16, 2007 / Notices [FR Doc. 07–1272 Filed 3–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4909–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463; 5 U.S.C. App. I), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), to be held from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at the Great Lakes Room of the Coast Restaurant, 931 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202. The agenda for this meeting will be as follows: Opening Remarks; Consideration of Minutes of Past Meeting; Quarterly Report; Old and New Business; Closing Discussion; Adjournment. Attendance at the meeting is open to the interested public but limited to the space available. With the approval of the Administrator, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing further information should contact, not later than March 30, 2007, Anita K. Blackman, Chief of Staff, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590; 202–366–0091. Any member of the public may present a written statement to the Advisory Board at any time. Issued at Washington, DC, on March 13, 2007. Collister Johnson, Jr., Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–4863 Filed 3–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–61–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35004] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES The Kansas City Southern Railway Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated February 28, 2007, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR): (1) On UP’s Little Rock Subdivision, extending between milepost 51.0 at Jefferson, TX, and milepost 344.3 at VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Mar 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 North Little Rock, AR; and (2) on UP’s Van Buren and Wagoner Subdivisions, extending between milepost 344.3 at North Little Rock, AR, and milepost 526.7 at Sallisaw, OK, a distance of approximately 379.3 miles. The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on April 5, 2007, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). The temporary trackage rights are scheduled to expire on July 1, 2007. The sole purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to facilitate the bridging of KCSR’s train service while KCSR’s lines on its Shreveport and Heavener Subdivisions are out of service due to maintenance operations over those Subdivisions. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.— Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by March 29, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35004, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 1001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on William A. Mullins, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: March 9, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–4770 Filed 3–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12673 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 448X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Thurston County, WA BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.86-mile line of railroad that extends between Engineering Station 476+09 and Engineering Station 521+42 near Olympia, in Thurston County, WA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 98502. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic handled on the line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on April 17, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 12674 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 51 / Friday, March 16, 2007 / Notices OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by March 26, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 5, 2007, with: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to BNSF’s representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF has filed environmental and historic reports which address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by March 23, 2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Mar 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by March 16, 2008, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: March 8, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–4768 Filed 3–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Enhanced-Use Lease Development of Property at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in Sepulveda, CA Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice of intent to enter into an enhanced-use lease. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to enter into two enhanced-use leases with a joint venture consisting of two not-for-profit organizations. Each enhanced-use lease will include a building with an underlying parcel of land. Both parcels are located on approximately 5 acres of the VA PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center campus in Sepulveda, California. The lessee would develop, finance, renovate, construct, manage, maintain and operate the buildings to provide permanent supportive housing and ancillary services for the homeless, with priority placement for homeless veterans within the community. In addition to such property enhancements and veteran services, VA would receive consideration for the lease, in the form of in-kind services such as training, use of space, and professional counseling services to veteran tenants, and cash in the form of a percentage of revenues from certain filmmaking activities on the property. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Sexton, Office of Asset Enterprise Management (004B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273–9470. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 8 U.S.C. 8161 et seq. states that the Secretary may enter into an enhanceduse lease if he determines that the implementation of a business plan proposed by the Under Secretary for Health for applying the consideration under such a lease to the provision of medical care and services would result in a demonstrable improvement of services to eligible veterans in the geographic service-delivery area within which the property is located. This project meets this requirement. Approved: March 8, 2007. R. James Nicholson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–4827 Filed 3–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 51 (Friday, March 16, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-6 (Sub-No. 448X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Thurston County, 
WA

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 
49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.86-mile 
line of railroad that extends between Engineering Station 476+09 and 
Engineering Station 521+42 near Olympia, in Thurston County, WA. The 
line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 98502.
    BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic handled on the line 
can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a 
user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government 
entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service 
over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board 
or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of 
complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 
CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 
49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper 
publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental 
agencies) have been met.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.--
Abandonment--Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this 
condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for 
partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed.
    Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of 
financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be 
effective on April 17, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an

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OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and trail use/rail banking requests 
under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by March 26, 2007. Petitions to 
reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must 
be filed by April 5, 2007, with: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent 
investigation) cannot be made before the exemption's effective date. 
See Exemption of Out-of-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). 
Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that 
the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption's 
effective date.
    \2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which 
currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
BNSF's representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., Sidney Strickland and 
Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    BNSF has filed environmental and historic reports which address the 
effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic 
resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by March 23, 
2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA 
(Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423-0001) or 
by calling SEA, at (202) 245-0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired 
is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation 
matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to 
the public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail 
banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent 
decision.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file 
a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If 
consummation has not been effected by BNSF's filing of a notice of 
consummation by March 16, 2008, and there are no legal or regulatory 
barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically 
expire.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: March 8, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-4768 Filed 3-15-07; 8:45 am]
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